Most of these characters came from existing standards that were included in
Unicode, rather than separately requested character additions. There are
some exceptions for Cyrillic, and possibly for Arabic but that one I am not
100% sure about.
But most of them have been there all along based on compatibility with the
orginal ISO 8859, MS, IBM, and other legacy code pages.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kairat A. Rakhim" <email@example.com>
To: "Unicode List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 8:24 PM
Subject: History of Kazakh characters in Unicode
> I'm writing an article about history of Kazakh and other Turkic alphabets.
> Could you help me with history of their inclusion in Unicode?
> Who have proposed characters which are specific for Kazakh and all other
> Turkic languages in Arabic, Latin and Cyrillic scripts? How I can contact
> with them?
> Thank you in advance,
> Kairat A. Rakhim,
> Regional Universal Science Library of Karaganda,
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